Wearing a moon boot

Old Feb 26, 19, 2:08 pm
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Wearing a moon boot

Hi, this is my first post on this forum and Iíd be really grateful for advice.

Hubby & I are flying LHR-JFK,staying in NY for 4 nights then head back to JFK for a flight to MBJ for 9 nights then MBJ-JFK-LHR, all this is happening late April and flying UC on VS & 1st class on Delta.

At the beginning of January, I broke my fibula and at this point, Iím wearing a moon boot and using crutches as the bone is not fully healed and Iím not fully weight bearing.

Iím looking for advice as to whether I should request special assistance at any of the airports we will be flying from/to, I would prefer not to have to use a wheelchair, however Iím concerned that there will be a lot of walking and standing waiting in line. I realise this is all 7 or 8 weeks away, however, Iím very much a forward planner and of course, I donít want to risk doing further damage to my ankle through not at least looking into this and taking advice.

i plan to have the moon boot with me as it will be supportive during our NY stay, I will possibly have my crutches too for the extra support. I would be really grateful for advice, thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:51 pm
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Book the wheelchair service. There's no shame in skipping the security queues and being the first to board!
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Old Feb 27, 19, 6:30 am
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The biggest benefit of the assistance is probably in disembarkation - having a seat to queue for immigration, or even being wheeled past the queue.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 1:02 pm
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Get the wheelchair service. Save the heroics for the actual vacation, not for the getting to and from it.

I wish you quick and uneventful healing from your fracture.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 5:45 am
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Speaks to special assistance anyway about your bone break.

They will advise you of any documentation you may need to have ready at checkin such as a fit to fly certificate from your doctor.

Best to get that sort of thing resolved in advance.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 6:54 am
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The other thing to make sure is that your travel insurance company are happy to continue to cover you with a Ďpre-existing conditioní.
You donít want massive bills if you slip and re-injure yourself

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Old Mar 11, 19, 5:23 pm
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If your boot has an air bladder..,

...be sure to loosen it when flying. It will inflate and cut off your circulation if you donít. I learned this lesson the hard way. Not only was it painful, but I ended up in the ER a few days later with cellulitis, possibly caused by poor circulation.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 1:41 pm
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Thank you all for your replies, they are much appreciated.

I have booked the wheelchair service for each sector and my insurance will cover the broken bone as an acceptable condition but I will give them a call to be safe.
I’m able to remove the boot when relaxing and can walk around a bit without it so that won’t be a problem.

Thanks again.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 2:22 pm
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Better to have the wheelchair for security, they will want to xray the boot and crutches. By the way a moon boot is a fashion item, I assume you mean an orthopedic boot?

I did 5 days in Iceland and two weeks in Scotland in a boot and on crutches, I had a great trip.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Bogwoppit View Post
Better to have the wheelchair for security, they will want to xray the boot and crutches. By the way a moon boot is a fashion item, I assume you mean an orthopedic boot?

I did 5 days in Iceland and two weeks in Scotland in a boot and on crutches, I had a great trip.
yes, I do mean an orthopaedic boot that can inflate, thank you. Iíll probably leave the crutches at home but I have a CT scan and a follow up fracture clinic appointment 3 weeks before we leave so will adhere to advice given then.

I do appreciate the replies, thank you.
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